As usual, the answer is NOT the BP CEO. The answer is the Shrimper-activist Diane Wilson.
Diane Wilson, author of An Unreasonable Woman, stood up in a Congressional hearing on June 17 at which BP CEO Tony Hayward was being questioned by the Senate Energy Committee. Wilson says,
“I got in and I snuck in some black paint, and I sat there and waited ‘til he started testifying and then I smeared that paint all over myself, poured it on my hands, and I stood up and told him he should be jailed. He should be jailed, I told him.”
She was quickly removed by security guards, and now faces up to two years in federal prison for her civil disobedience. She will go before a jury on Aug. 20, which she notes will be “the fourth month anniversary of the oil spill…And that’s when I’ll go to trial for, can you believe, doing unlawful conduct?“
Read the full article on ConsortiumNews.com
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